Reducing teenage girl dropouts in Tanzania
We take part in a project that supports young Tanzanian women in graduating by fostering a new approach to hygiene products
It may seem simple in one place but represent a big issue in another. In Tanzania, more than one third of teenage girls drop out of school, making them vulnerable and less likely to be self-sufficient later in life. One issue is non-affordable sanitary pads mixed with menstrual taboo. Together with local actors, we have initiated a pilot project to support the young women staying in school by facilitating an affordable supply of pads and education to increase menstrual acceptance.
Mavuno - Improvement for Community Relief and Services
MAVUNO Improvement for Community Relief and Services is a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) established by rural farmers in 1993. Its offices are based in Ihanda near the small town of Omurushaka, in Karagwe District of Kagera Region, Tanzania, on the way to Ibanda and Rumanyika Game Reserves along Kaisho/ Murongo road.
The organization is dedicated to meeting and improving the quality of the rural lives through addressing community needs. Its programs target a broad spectrum of rural people and provide holistic support through a focus on social and economic awareness. MAVUNO is a grass- roots level organization working directly with rural community members. Projects are always planned and implemented in collaboration with community members in order to achieve sustainability and long term socio- economic and ecological improvement.
Engineers Without Borders Sweden
Engineers Without Borders Sweden (org no. 802416-4280) is an ideal non-political and religiously unbound NGO. The purpose of Engineers Without Borders Sweden is:
- With voluntary projects based on engineering competence to enhance children’s and adolescents’ possibilities of education through an improved study environment at home and in school
- To inspire young people to become engineers
- To actively contribute to our members’ personal development into innovative engineers – especially in leadership and sustainable technique stimulated by social diversity.